Most Arsenal fans probably fill with dread whenever Bayern Munich are mentioned due to some miserable results against the Bundesliga giants.
Last season in the Champions League, Arsene Wenger’s men were beaten 10-2 on aggregate by the Bavarians.
In fact, the club’s last three meetings with Bayern have ended in 5-1 defeats.
The North London outfit have been unlucky over the years to draw the German club in the knockout rounds of the Champions League.
The Gunners’ poor record against them may have had some fans feeling nervous when the Under-23s took on the Bundesliga club.
Arsenal’s young stars seemed unfazed by their counterparts, though, as they earned a 5-2 victory on Tuesday night.
Konstantinos Mavropanos was one of the standout players as he looked solid in defence as his teammates ran riot up front.
Goals courtesy of Vlad Dragomir, Jordi Osei-Tutu , Emile Smith Rowe and a brace from @jreineadelaide see us progress to the knock-out stage of the Premier League International Cup pic.twitter.com/GMMl50Efvd
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 23, 2018
Given the senior side’s recent history against Bayern, some fans were left in disbelief that any team associated with Arsenal could earn such a big result.
Better than senior team
— mo (@_mesutEN) January 23, 2018
We actually beat Bayern!!!!
— Ali (@TvvitterGod1) January 23, 2018
Thank god they don't have Welbeck and Iwobi.
— Gooner Xoras (@gooner_fahad) January 23, 2018
Yes!!!!!! Did you see that, you dont always score 5 goals bayern, we can too??
Sanchez left and we beat bayern lol
— Nithin N (@Fabinthin04) January 23, 2018
The youth team doing us justice
— Sidney Lawani (@sidney_wani) January 23, 2018
Good up to you now first team players. Let's finish Bayern in round of 16 in February. Oh wait a min..
— GunnerM10forever (@gunner_mpg) January 23, 2018
Bayern need money to beat us ??
— Callum (@TeamSoloKappa) January 23, 2018
Nice to see the U23 getting revenge
— Char AM (@CharAstonM) January 23, 2018